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Attorney takes aim against uptick in tax relief scams

September 18, 2017

Tax attorney Venar Ayar has been leading a charge to protect consumers and hold deceptive tax resolution companies accountable for unauthorized practice of law. Recently, two of Ayar’s clients who were scammed by “tax resolution” firms filed ...

Dealing with difficult clients

September 18, 2017

Shawn Healy BridgeTower Media Newswires I have heard several lawyers break the ice with an audience of their peers by joking that they love their jobs — except for their clients. This joke often elicits a quick laugh because almost every lawyer can ...

New tax on Airbnb comes home to roost for tourists

September 18, 2017

Tyler Stewart Levine & Levine Tourism is a considerable contribution to Michigan’s economy. As tourism continues to grow throughout the state, more travelers are choosing a “shared-economy” approach, such as Airbnb, rather than booking ...

Florida Court on judges and Facebook friends

September 18, 2017

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Courts and ethics committees have been grappling with the issue of judges using social media for years now. At first, the general consensus seemed to be that judges should avoid social media at all costs since any online ...

Time continues to chip, slip away

September 18, 2017

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief At a recent legal gathering, where good stories were flowing as readily as the cocktails, I was struck by the number of conversations that were dominated by the vagaries of age. Or as one compatriot said, in borrowing ...

OFF THE PRESS

September 18, 2017

Hundreds of millions of businesspeople use LinkedIn daily, not only to forge connections and nurture relationships, but also to search, assess, and choose reliable professionals. Understanding how best to use LinkedIn will give individuals an edge in tapping ...